Fil-Am rapper apl.de.ap supports hosting of 30th SEA Games
By Jelly Musico
MANILA – Filipino-American rapper Allan Pineda Lindo, popularly known as apl.de.ap, on Tuesday formally signed his pledge of support for the Philippines’ hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year.
“I’m pledging my unequivocal support to the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th SEA Games,” Lindo said in his pledge of support which he signed in front of the media at the North Lounge Extension of the House of Representatives in Quezon City.
“As a Filipino artist, I’m honored to be part of this momentous event by showcasing my talent to the Southeast Asian nations,” he added.
Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (left, seated) and officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) witnessed the signing of pledge of support.
Lindo said he and his popular group, Black Eyed Peas, will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies of the SEA Games at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan and New Clark City sports complex in Tarlac, respectively.
The popular Fil-Am singer said he is also ready and available to participate in the torch relay during the opening rites.
“I’m personally committed to adhere the highest standard of Phisgoc in bringing world-class performance to the event and ultimately bring pride and joy to our beloved country,” Lindo said.
He urged the Filipino athletes to give their best against their counterparts from other participating countries — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
Cayetano thanked apl.de.ap for supporting the hosting of the SEA Games which is expected to draw at least 10,000 athletes.
“I just like to express special thank you for the special someone who is an inspiration to many,” Cayetano said.
He said Phisgoc will announce later other big personalities who will perform in the opening and closing rites of the SEA Games. (PNA)